In the town of Motril, a golf area where you can enjoy a great beach and the most lively entertainment area, off the coast of Motril, where there are several bars to spend hot summer evenings having drinks with friends.
The lighthouse at Cape Sacratif was installed in 1863 to facilitate entry in Calahonda, an area of very steep cliffs. The altitude of the focal plane is 98 meters and the tower is 17 meters tall. Here is a video with all the lighthouses of Almeria in http://www.Minube.Com/usuario/vagamundos/video/1218
Anejo de Motril an independent local entity, along the beach it's touristy without reaching saturation, it's a relatively cheap place in summer and very cheap during the rest of the year, when some of us like to walk along the beaches. Nearby there are several museums, some innovative as sugar cane or mining where you see a real mine, 70 km from Granada, the Alhambra and one hour away and the coast is the only place in Europe where there are five bio-climates for 30 km in a straight line. Its beaches have everything including a naturalist beach called the Jewel in nearby cliffs. Do not go to the Caribbean for a laugh.
Built in 1880 under the patronage of some local bourgeoisie. Teatro Calderon amply responded to the fill the need for performances and festivities for this class, such performances were on the rise in the last third of the nineteenth century (thanks to benefits generated by the revitalization of sugar cane agriculture). The theater's architecture is that of an "Italian theater" given its Neoclassical decoration. Outside, it was a city landmark, but was given a distinctly private civil building in the square that perfectly integrated with the surrounding historic buildings. The austere exterior contrasts with the ornate interior, which is shell-shaped, with decorative elements of great interest and a beautiful wooden ceiling with oil paintings of the muses of art. Restored in 1999, it is now used for numerous cultural events.
Sometimes, to enjoy a special place, we have to start from where we live. But if it's good, those of us lucky enough to live there do everything possible to spread the images of our hometown so that it becomes a possible vacation destination for others who might not know the beauty of our traditions. So with these pictures, I want to bring my Motril to anyone who does not know our Holy Week, declared to be of national interest.
South of Motril at the foot of Cerro de la Virgen is a beautiful park, which is also a lung for the city with more than 60 varieties of plants from America. The park also has the El Encuentro sculpture, small waterfalls and breathtaking views of the Church of Our Lady of the Head. During the summer season is the setting for cultural shows. It also offers the possibility to practice bike-cross and skate-boarding. Definitely a wonderful space to stroll and relax while looking at botanical species. The park's opening hours are from 10:00 to 24:00
Walking through the old town of Motril, we found this Church, which has different characteristic depending on which side you look at. It looks more like a fortress than a religious building as over the centuries this church has undergone numerous reforms to reach its present form. The church was built in 1510 and has gone through several styles, from Moorish to Baroque, through late Gothic and Renaissance, until the proto-baroque and barroco. Although perhaps the most prominent of all is its tower, the Torre de la Vela, of Moorish style, built on an ancient minaret. There are also late Gothic features such as the pointed nave arches. In the mid-sixteenth century the church had a military use, outside the church had battlements, parapets, embrasures and loopholes and its doors were defended by rakes and moats. In the corners of the east and west end walls defensive towers were constructed but currently there is only the Torre de la Vela. The war also was half destroyed the church after a tinderbox exploded in the crypt.
Tropicopter is a company located in the Port of Motril which takes visitors up in one of their special helicopters to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the coastline and surrounding valley. On our trip, we did a spectacular tour of the coastline leading to Salobreña and then circled the picturesque castle perched atop a massive rock jutting out into the sea. It's a photographer's dream!
The helicopters are small but comfortable (pond-jumpers, as they're sometimes referred) and can sit 3 easily. The tours might seem to be on the short side (10-15min.) but it's the perfect amount of time to enjoy the thrill of going up hundreds of feet over the Mediterranean without the claustrophobia or airsickness which longer flights might provoke. All in all, if you have some extra cash and an adventurous streak, I'd recommend checking out Tropicopter and having your "helicopter baptism" right here in Motril!
In the main portico of the Church of Motril and facing Plaza de España and the Town Hall, you will find this statue of Cardinal Belluga, a work by the sculptor Pablo Coronado Martin, born in Motril in 1898. The statue was created in 1948, from artificial stone. The Cardinal sits upon a pedestal more than two meters high, on which can be read "Motril's illustrious son Cardinal Belluga, CMXLVIII". Earlier this statue was situated in Plaza de España, before being moved to its current location.
One of the entrances to access the church Virgen de la Cabeza is up some stairs, the vegetation is as lush as the peoples park. In the middle of the hill there is a staircase and a fountain tells us of the antiquity of this place, because on this hill stood the ruins of an ancient Muslim fortress. A cross presides over a tiered fountain of typical Arab construction, covered with moss and ferns and flanked by tall trees which gives it mystery and a somewhat gloomy note.
This seventeenth-century church is situated next to a convent of the Order of the Minims. It was burned down during the Spanish Civil War and never rebuilt. All that remains of the convent is the west facade, which has been rebuilt with gray stone from the Motril the Cerro del Toro quarry. The Minims Order altarpiece was remodeled by the Augustinian friars. During the occupation of Motril, the convent was converted into a military barracks. Apart from an image of the Good Shepherd there is a nice image of Christ the Healer, donated to the Church by a devout member. It is also the burial place of its founding patrons.